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#1 lucky 2

Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

Hi there,

The time has come for a new thread, opened on behalf of Freckles.

The link to the old thread is here. Enjoy!

Regards,

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#2 Fossy

Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

Anyone use fresh yeast?  How do you find it? How do you store it? How long does it last?

I've only ever used dried yeast, just wondering about dried v fresh!

#3 lucky 2

Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

I've wondered that too, I've only used dried yeast and dd isn't too keen on my bread, maybe the live yeast would make a difference?

#4 *Caro*

Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Don't know anything about fresh v dried yeast, sorry.

I seem to have an addiction to vanilla creme patissere.  I'm making a batch every few days - and the kids don't even like it that much, so I'm eating it all myself! cool.gif

#5 ~Sorceress~

Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

I've never used the real yeast either, though I have made sourdough from scratch with no added yeast original.gif .



#6 Colleer

Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:23 PM

yummo! We just had Baf's chicken from Forum Thermomix.


Delicious! I was a bit dubious of the white cheesey sauce to look at it but once I tasted it I couldn't get enough.  Stopped short of licking the play wink.gif

I am hanging out to try a few of the other variations that are listed in the recipe.

#7 IamzFeralz

Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE (chicken in a box @ 01/05/2012, 06:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yummo! We just had Baf's chicken from Forum Thermomix.


Delicious! I was a bit dubious of the white cheesey sauce to look at it but once I tasted it I couldn't get enough.  Stopped short of licking the play wink.gif

I am hanging out to try a few of the other variations that are listed in the recipe.


We tried this tonight too and the kids loved it.  Very nice especially as I'd been at work all day and wanted a nice satisfying meal!  I'm going to try the variations that have been suggested for it too.


#8 B.feral3

Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:45 PM

After 18 months of owning my TM I made the Sticky Date Pudding from the EDC the other night and O.M.G it is sooooooo good. It was even better heated up the next day too. I can't believe the recipe was there all that time in my kitchen and I never made it!!!

#9 ~Sorceress~

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:14 PM

OK, after 2 1/2 years with the TMX I made Baf's chicken ... and it was good! Not great, but good and the kids really liked it original.gif . I used my chicken concentrate which I think helped (the kids prefer it to the vegie concentrate) and next time I'll steam the chicken a shorter time as it was a bit overdone but was still gobbled up original.gif .

#10 IamzFeralz

Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (~Sorceress~ @ 05/05/2012, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OK, after 2 1/2 years with the TMX I made Baf's chicken ... and it was good! Not great, but good and the kids really liked it original.gif . I used my chicken concentrate which I think helped (the kids prefer it to the vegie concentrate) and next time I'll steam the chicken a shorter time as it was a bit overdone but was still gobbled up original.gif .


My chicken was also somewhat overdone, although the cheese sauce covers a multitude of sins.  I thought that I would cut up the pieces a bit larger next time.  We also didn't need quite as much potato as in the recipe so rather than 500g then maybe 350g next time.  The veggies all went so I will increase that next time - we used carrots and runner beans.

I also used my chicken concentrate as well and that seemed to work fine.  I need to make up a new batch of veggie concentrate.  Just waiting for an all day off when I can just stay at home all day cooking up a storm.

I have some cooking books coming too - I got the Gluten Free cookbook as I have extended family members who are gluten free, the Asian one and also Meat on the Menu.  Mothers Day presents original.gif


QUOTE (Bek+3 @ 04/05/2012, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After 18 months of owning my TM I made the Sticky Date Pudding from the EDC the other night and O.M.G it is sooooooo good. It was even better heated up the next day too. I can't believe the recipe was there all that time in my kitchen and I never made it!!!


Right that is coming up soon.  I haven't tried it yet either!


#11 Lees75

Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

I am ordering a TM next week  biggrin.gif Are there any staples that I should start stocking up on (keeping in mind that I don't really cook so my pantry is somewhat bare after you take out the packet stuff  blush.gif )?

#12 *LucyE*

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:29 PM

Work out what your first few days worth of dishes will be and just stock up on those items.

Maybe a pumpkin soup with bread rolls for lunch, scones with freshly made jam and whipped cream for afternoon tea, a dip or pesto for pre dinner nibbles, something for dinner (I'm not a big fan of TMX meals so can't help there), then a cake with sorbet or with this cold weather, a sticky date pudding with warm custard for dessert.

If you're organized with all the ingredients, you'd be able to do all of that in one day.  My only problem with cooking so many items in one day, is I hate washing the TMX so put it in the dishwasher which we only run once a day blush.gif

#13 ubermum

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:41 PM

Lees 75 I find the things I use the most are basic. Flours, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla beans (I got nice ones on ebay) Yeast, herbs and spices, milk (powdered is good in cooking and means you always have plenty on hand), arborio rice for risotto, jasmine for Asian food, Basmati for Indian, Red lentils for dahl, Rolled oats, frozen berries, and plenty of fruit and vegies, nuts, dried fruit.

#14 Lees75

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:42 PM

Thanks ladies:) Are there any extras I should just bite the bullet and buy straight away?

Edited by Lees75, 05 May 2012 - 10:43 PM.


#15 ubermum

Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:49 PM

A brush.

Thermomix sells one, but my consultant gave me one. She didn't give me the Thermomix version, but an Ikea one. I bought another one last time I was at Ikea because it is so handy. I often put hot water and a drop of detergent in the jug as I tidy up, then last of all put the lid on and whizz at speed 9-10 for about 10 seconds then give it a good brush and rinse and its good to go again. I do this after porridge in the morning, cleaning the jug after we have eaten. I only put it in the dishwasher at the end of the day. It makes clean up so much quicker.

#16 ~Sorceress~

Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:49 AM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 05/05/2012, 10:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A brush.

Thermomix sells one, but my consultant gave me one. She didn't give me the Thermomix version, but an Ikea one. I bought another one last time I was at Ikea because it is so handy.


Adding this to my Ikea list! Thanks original.gif . I have the Thermomix brush and it's much better than a regular dish brush for reaching under the blades, but I still have a spare baby bottle/teat cleaning brush I keep for really thorough cleaning under the blades original.gif (no more than once a week, though!).

My TMX is having a hissy fit again this morning sad.gif . Every so often it seems to get damp in the connectors and starts beeping and losing the control display sad.gif . We're 6 months out of warranty and I really don't want to either send it away and pay for servicing or look for a replacement! sad.gif Having servicing in WA is definitely a downside to the TMX!


#17 *Caro*

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:11 AM

oh no, Kristen, I hope it is ok  mellow.gif

I have the green Thermomix brush, given to me by my consultant, plus a little tupperware brush - given to me by my Tupperare consultant  wink.gif - both of which I find really handy.  I actually find washing up the tmx really easy, I just whizz some warm water in it, and things wash out very easily.

I must confess the recipe for Baf's chicken was never very appealing to me, but maybe its the name that puts me off  rolleyes.gif   You all sound so keen, so maybe I will give it a go.

The EDC sticky date pudding is so good.  So, so, so good!!  I also made the blueberry sponge from EDC last night, which was very easy and tasty.   I reduced the amount of sugar in it, and would probably add more fruit next time.

Lees75, get yourself some red kidney beans so you can make magic bean cake.



#18 ubermum

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:16 AM

This is the brush my consultant bought me. The middle one is actually green.

#19 ~Sorceress~

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

QUOTE (*Caro* @ 06/05/2012, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I must confess the recipe for Baf's chicken was never very appealing to me, but maybe its the name that puts me off  rolleyes.gif   You all sound so keen, so maybe I will give it a go.


It took me 2 1/2 years to get around to trying it because of the name (and the notion of adding cream cheese and flour to make a sauce) ... laughing2.gif

At least I got a brioche dough rising and a chocolate cake in the oven before this morning's hissy fit, and I'm hopeful it will be dried out and working again by the time I want to make a couple of dips  unsure.gif , but it's a good reminder to me to make sure I dry the base before sticking it back on.  rolleyes.gif

#20 brazen

Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:25 PM

kristen, servicing's in melbourne nowadays original.gif

#21 Colleer

Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:32 PM

I reckon that another staple you need in the cupboard is tinned tomatoes and a large jar of tomato paste.  I have found that I am always using these lately.  I suppose because we have spag bol a fair bit (using both tinned toms and the paste) and home made pizza maybe once a week/fortnight etc for the paste.)


#22 IamzFeralz

Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:23 PM

QUOTE (Lees75 @ 05/05/2012, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am ordering a TM next week  biggrin.gif Are there any staples that I should start stocking up on (keeping in mind that I don't really cook so my pantry is somewhat bare after you take out the packet stuff  blush.gif )?


Look up the recipes for chicken stock and vegetable stock on the Forum Thermomix websites and have the ingredients ready because you'll be wanting to do a giant cookathon as soon as you get your TMX and quite a few recipes use these stocks as a base.

Another thing I would highly recommend getting is glass containers of different sizes (although more of the jam jar size the better) that you can store in the fridge.  You will be making things like stock, tomato sauce, onion chutney etc that are kept in the fridge.  IKEA has a great selection of glass containers.

Also IKEA has a silicone baking mat that you can use instead of the thermomat which is cheaper too.  I got one recently and it looks to be about the same size approximately as my consultant's thermomat.

Cheapskate me!

Anyway have a great day with your new TMX original.gif


#23 hubble

Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:44 PM

First thing I'd make would be a couple of different stocks, but if you're in a rush, just a batch of the vegetable stock concentrate.  Lots of recipes need a bit of it.  

I've been on a thermomix frenzy in the last few days.  Made a few extravagant things from "In The Mix" = the mozzarella macaroons, the blue cheese eclairs and quince paste.  All divine.

Now, to the gym!!!



#24 JLC

Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

I've ordered mine.... hopefully will be here by monday original.gif

#25 ~Sorceress~

Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:58 PM

QUOTE (hubble @ 08/05/2012, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've been on a thermomix frenzy in the last few days.  Made a few extravagant things from "In The Mix" = the mozzarella macaroons, the blue cheese eclairs and quince paste.  All divine.


Oh those sound fantastic!!! Especially the blue cheese eclairs!  cclap.gif





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